SCOTIAE TABULA

£325

Attractive, detailed and early map of Scotland, orientated to the East, by Quad.

Based on the map by Ortelius and engraved by Johann Bussemacher.

The map states early names of places, rivers, mountains etc. cartouche, Latin text on verso. Maps by Quad a rather rare and seldom appear on the market.

Original colour

Very good condition for this stunning map

code : M4507

Cartographer : QUAD Matthias

Date : 1600 Cologne

Size : 22*28.5 cms sheet 26*37 cms

availability : Available

Price : £325

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Matthias Quad (1557-1613) was a geographer, humanist and engraver who studied in Heidelberg and later worked from both Cologne and Heidelberg. Quad was an important figure in Cologne, publishing under a number of pseudonyms as well as his own name, during this early period and would certainly have come under the influence of Frans Hogenberg who engraved the maps for Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" and who, with Georg Braun, involved Quad in engraving some of the maps in their great town book, the "Civitates Orbis Terrarum". Quad helped to establish Cologne as the centre of German map production and consequently established the city's important role in terms of European cartography at this time.